The Rise of Swedish Social Democracy

  title={The Rise of Swedish Social Democracy},
  author={Carles Boix and Zsuzsanna B. Magyar},
  journal={British Journal of Political Science},
We examine the rise and mobilizational dynamics of social democracy, employing data reported by the Swedish authorities on the distribution of voting eligibility, turnout and partisan vote in local elections during the 1910s at a high level of disaggregation (by narrow income segments and administrative units). In line with the existing literature, we show that electoral socialism depended on both the extension of the suffrage to its ‘natural’ electorate, that is, the urban working class, and… 



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